Maureen Holloway –
More casting news from the set of the new Star Wars Episode 7 movie, and this time you might even know who the actors are: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is on board, as is Gwendoline Christie. Christie currently plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, and will also be seen in the next Hunger Games movie.
Photos of the production, currently on location in the desert in Abu Dhabi, show a giant piglike creature, several R2D2 like droids, and a bunch of extras taking selfies. Because wouldn’t you? “Hey, I’m in Abu Dhabi on the set of Star Wars 7 with R2D2 and a giant pig. Top that, Skywalker97. *NERGASM* *FAINTS*”
Speaking of Game of Thrones, I can’t … I can’t because of spoilers, and because I’m still deeply veklempt over Sunday’s episode, “The Viper and the Mountain”.
What I CAN tell you is that the show has made a star out of Chilean actor Pedro Pascal, who plays Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorn. Pascal has posted all sorts of goofy selfies of himself with the rest of the Game of Thrones cast to his Instagram account. Vote for Pedro, and all your dreams will come true.
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 06/03/14